Wednesday, March 28, 2007

similarity in the news...

Recently on the news there was a story about a man in Nicaragua who was convicted with rape. When I saw this it seemed like there was somewhat of a connection to his conviction and that of Tom Robinson's in the book. I wondered if the man in Nicaragua was convicted of rape because he was a white guy coming into a whole different country and race. In both cases there was valid proof that neither of them commited the crime and yet seemed they were convicted because of their race. Here is a link of the full story of the man in Nicaragua, and I didn't know if anyone else thought there could be a connection between the two stories?...

http://today/msnbc.msn.com/id/17796324/

5 comments:

Mrs. S says... said...

Just today in the Springfield News Leader, there was an article about a couple of teachers who had relationships with a couple of students. The teachers were white and the students were black. There was some suggestions that this was a race issue. It seems like this will NEVER go away. I think the bigger issue in this story was the whole teacher/student relationship. But this was South Carolina. Maybe it's regional?
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/4670161.html

~GeOrGeW.bUsH~ said...

I definentally think that it depends on where you are at! I know that in some cultures race is still a big issue! But I think that now here in the united states when someone is on trial they think about what is right...and who really is guilty! I don't think that we base our decisions on race anymore!

Loopfruit said...

Hey guys! I know that this doesn't really have to do with the post but I thought that it was interesting that the title of the book is about a bird and the last names of the main characters is a bird too. So here is the link:


http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/House_Finch.html

Master Shake said...

loopfruit, try not to be so retarded. well anyways about the original post. i think that race issues will never go away as long as people still have their own opinion.it just goes tot show that whites hate blacks and blacks want our white women.

Loopfruit said...

Here is another interesting tidbit.
Mrs.Dubose's flowers were Camellias. So if like Camellias...guess what?! They have a society you can join!:

http://www.camellias-acs.com/